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Two Chitrali policemen among Swat blast victims

DROSH: Two police officials from Chitral died in the Monday night blast at the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) police station in Kabal Swat. 

According to a source in the Chitral police, the deceased were constable Khalilur Rehman from Minor in Garam Chashma and constable Fazle Razzaq from Drosh.

Moreover, three policemen from Chitral were also injured in the incident. They are: head constable Nizamul Haq, constables Zahir Ahmed and Azharuddin.

The bodies of the two policemen were brought home and their funeral prayer was held at Col Murad Stadium in Drosh. Later, the coffins were sent to the native villages of the victims.

A report issued by the office of the deputy commissioner Swat said two consecutive explosions took place inside the CTD police station inside Kabal Police Lines at 8:29pm on Monday, media reported.

The explosions, which shattered the roof of the police station, the CTD office, and a mosque located inside the station, were also followed by a fire. 

According to the report, out of the fatalities, nine were police officers and six were civilians, while the identification of others was still being processed.

The deceased were identified as sub-inspector (SI) Abdullah Khan, SI Ashraf Ali, assistant sub-inspector (ASI) CTD Sher Alam; constables Taj Muhammad, Asmat Ali, Khalilur Rahman, Bakht Rokhan, Fazal Raziq; Nahid and 2-year-old Azan.

The report added that 63 people were injured in the explosions out of which eight were in critical condition.

Rescue 1122 spokesperson Shafiqa Gul told Dawn.com that a rescue operation was underway at the blast site for the second day, in which about 100 rescue officials and heavy machinery were participating. 

 

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